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Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by Tuffy, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Tuffy

    Tuffy Not really that tough...

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    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tiger-truck-stop-continues-to-fuel-public-outrage-111085944.html

    This is so sad. :cry:

     
  2. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Active Member

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    It's heart breaking! I can't believe it's been allowed to go on this long!
     
  3. kgeaux

    kgeaux New Member

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    People have been upset about this poor, poor animal for the longest time. I can't believe how long it has gone on, and SHAME on the owners.
     
  4. Velouria

    Velouria Don't Drink the Pinellas Punch!

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    Infurtiating! :furious:

    I suggest Mr. Sandlin be placed on display in a cage - the same one as Tony.
     
  5. drip~drop

    drip~drop kiss a fuzzie

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    Oh that poor sweetheart. :(
    Diesel fuel isn't pleasent and those fumes must have affected "Tony" by now.

    What can we do to help him to get out of there?

    :furious:
     
  6. kgeaux

    kgeaux New Member

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    There is a petition you can sign. Just follow this link.

    http://animals.change.org/blog/view/animal_legal_defense_fund_files_for_tony_the_tigers_freedom

    And thanks to all of you who have expressed your concern and sorrow over how this regal animal is living......Please, everyone, sign that petition!

    Tony is not the first tiger caged at this truck stop, but maybe we can work to insure he is the LAST.
     
  7. Gozgals

    Gozgals New Member

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    This is so horrible. I can't believe it is gone on so long.
    The poor baby.

    Thanks for putting up the petition.

    I hope this will stop soon. Just breaks my heart.

    Goz
     
  8. Tuffy

    Tuffy Not really that tough...

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    Signed! I really hope Tony is taken out of there, and not replaced with another tiger. Even without all the fumes, that can't be healthy for him. He is probably so stressed every day.
     
  9. CarrieBean

    CarrieBean New Member

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    Bolt cutters?

    Not sure how effective online petitions are. From the link:

    "People with concerns should contact the Wildlife Commissioners immediately at:"

    Commissioner Oats (Chairman) can be contacted at:

    100 E. Vermillion St., Suite 400

    Lafayette, LA 70501

    Phone: (337) 233-1100 (337) 233-1100

    E-mail: wildlife@oatshudson.com

    More numbers to call in that link. Maybe tied up phone lines would get more attention.
     
  10. Velouria

    Velouria Don't Drink the Pinellas Punch!

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    Amen, Tuffy. It should be illegal for private citizens to own these creatures in the first place.
     
  11. Velouria

    Velouria Don't Drink the Pinellas Punch!

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    Great, the commissioners pass the buck again. :mad: Let's hope the Wildlife and Fisheries DEPARTMENT will finally do something about this disgrace.

    La. panel declines action in truck stop tiger case


    http://www.wxvt.com/Global/story.asp?S=13610375

    Associated Press - December 3, 2010 8:14 AM ET
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An animal-rights activist made an impassioned plea to state wildlife commissioners, calling on them to withhold renewal of a permit allowing an Interstate 10 truck stop to keep a live tiger on display.
    Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission members declined Thursday to intervene in the matter. One commissioner said the issue is properly under the control of the state Wildlife and Fisheries Department, and not the commission.
    Mary Haik said the state has stood by doing nothing while Iberville Parish government has allow the truck stop to continue to exhibit Tony, a 10-year-old Siberian-Bengal tiger, on the property.


    more at link


     
  12. ziggy

    ziggy New Member

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    Poor Tiger :( I put this on my facebook. I don't know to what department in that State the anger now needs to flow. That totally sucks.
     
  13. nomad

    nomad New Member

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    Signed/shared
    What on Earth?? Totally needs to stop. I can't seem to find the right words except to say it's obviously not very "refined" down there.
     
  14. drip~drop

    drip~drop kiss a fuzzie

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    Called and called....done done.
    The # you gave us led to another # from the lady I spoke to.

    I ended up talking to the wildlife people. She said lot's of people are calling none too happy.
    BUT, she is collecting names and phone #'s so the "guy in charge" can call back.
    The # is 225-765-2806

    Poor Tony. :cry:
     
  15. Kimberlyd125

    Kimberlyd125 Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athlet

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    What is not very refined?
    The store? The part of the country?
     
  16. Salem

    Salem Former Member

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    I know of a zoo that would probably take this tiger if the owner is looking for a place for him/her.

    Salem
     
  17. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    omg

    how can the authorities allow this

    get him outta there! it shouldn't be legal
     

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